Medgar Evers College
Department of Physical Environmental and Computer Science
ENVS 301-050 Air and Water Pollution
Instructor: Noel Blackburn
Office hours: Mondays 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM; other times by Appointment
Class Objective: Students will learn the fundamental concepts of air and
Water pollution. They will formulate and solve problems that deal with air and water issues; learn the basic concepts in designing a wastewater treatment plant and understand global factors affecting air and water pollution.
Grading : Global article discussion = 5% of final grade
Quiz average = 10% of final grade
Mid Term = 20% of final grade
Final Exam = 20% of final grade
Final Presentation = 10% of final grade
Design Project = 25% of final grade
Research Paper = 10% of final grade
A newspaper, magazine, journal or internet article on water or air pollution economic issues will be submitted each week for class discussion. Participation in this will go towards your 5% of your final grade.
Ten (10) quizzes will be given during class based on the work complete in the prior class.
The project design will be a group effort of two students. The students will choose a team name and submit their design project under this name. The group project is due on 11/13/06.
The literature research paper will be a topic of your choice in Air pollution. The topic is due to me in writing on 11/20/06. All students will make a 10-minute presentation on 12/11/06.
ANY WORK HANDED IN LATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
9/18/06- Water use and availability
Quality vs Quantity
9/25/06Potable water treatment processes
Physical and Chemical parameters of water quality
10/3/06Wastewater treatment processes
Physical and Chemical parameters of wastewater streams
Week 5 & 6
10/9/06BNL Tour (two Classes)
Wastewater treatment plant tour
Water treatment plant tour
10/16/06Water & Wastewater treatment plant design
10/30/06Water & Wastewater treatment plant design
Historical Background of Air pollution
Atmospheric Factors Composition of the Atmosphere
11/13/06Type, Sources, and Effects
Global Air Pollution
11/20/06Indoor Air Quality
12/04/06Air Sampling Measurement and Pollution Control